Ponyboy: Where the hell you think you’re goin’?

Sodapop: I don’t know, man. It’s just like sometimes I have to get out. It’s like I’m a middle-man in a tug-a-war or somethin’ between you two guys. I don’t know, I can’t take sides. Ponyboy, Darry could have put you in a boy’s home…worked his way through college. I’m tellin’ you the truth, Pony. And you don’t want to be like me anyway, cause I’m happy working at a gas station…you wouldn’t be happy doin’ something like that. And Darry, you gotta stop yellin’ at him for every little thing that he does, man. I mean, he feels things differently than you. Bad enough, havin’ to listen to you..but when you start havin’ to get me to take sides…we’re all we got left, now. And If we don’t have eachother..you end up like Dallas, and I don’t mean dead either, I mean how he was before. So please, don’t fight anymore.

Darry: Sure, sure little buddy, we ain’t gonna fight no more. 



I asked the nurse to give you this book so you could finish it. It was worth saving those little kids, their lives are worth more than mine, they have more to live for. Tell Dally I think he’s worth it. I’m gonna miss you guys. I’ve been thinkin’ about it in that poem, that guy that wrote it..he meant your gold when you’re a kid, like green. When you’re a kid everything is new, dawn. Like the way you dig sunset’s Pony, that’s gold. Keep it that way, it’s a good way to be. I want you to ask Dally to look at one, I don’t think he’s ever seen a sunset. There’s still lots of good in the world. Tell Dally, I don’t think he knows. 

Your buddy, Johnny. 


Sodapop: God damn it Ponyboy,you should have gone out for football instead of track

Ponyboy: Where the hell do you think you’re going? 

Sodapop: I don’t know,man. It’s just like sometimes I have to get out. It’s like I’m the middle man in a tug-of-war or something between you guys. I don’t know I can’t take sides. 

Ponyboy,Darry could’ve put you in a boys’ home,worked his way through college. I’m telling you the truth,Pony. I’m happy working at a gas station. Working with cars. I’m dumb. It’s alright. I don’t mind. You’re not Pony. You’d never be happy doing something like that.

Darry,you gotta stop yellin’ at him for every little thing he does,man. I mean he,he feels things differently than you. Bad enough to have to listen to you. But when you start trying to get me to take sides. We’re all we got left now. If we don’t have each other,then we ain’t got nothing. And when you ain’t got nothin’,you end up like Dally…I don’t mean dead either,I mean,I mean how he was before. So please…don’t fight anymore…please…

Darry: Sure…sure little buddy,we ain’t goin’ to fight anymore. 

Sodapop: Ponyboy…Pony

Now don’t you start bawlin’ too Pony. One bawl-baby in this family’s enough.

Ponyboy: I ain’t cryin’


Similar endings between Rebel Without A Cause and The Outsiders. Two very troubled teens (Plato and Dallas), are shot and killed by police officers, with them assuming the guns each character carried in their hands were loaded: they were not. Both of these endings are terrible and unjustly. Plato, just wanted to be loved and cared for; which is something he never quite had. Dallas, on the other hand had a gang, that did love and care for him very much, but he had just lost someone close to him, and didn’t know how to handle it. Both similar and very different characters. 


The thing that always get’s to me in this film is the fact that the beginning and end are the same. They both start off in the same scene, where Ponyboy walks out of the movie theatre, just like any other day. Thinking nothing of it. Maybe go see a movie, then walk home (piece of cake, right?). Ponyboy’s life changes, in so many different ways. He just wants everything to go back to the way things were…just all the greaser’s together, again.